Quotes from Senators locker room following 4-1 loss to LA

Although the Senators arrived in LA coming off a loss to the Ducks on Saturday, they hadn’t dropped back to back games in regulation since early November. On the flip side though, they had only beaten the Kings once in LA and that was more than a decade ago.
Oh, and you want another stat? LA […]

Dustin Brown – ‘We need more desperation and more intensity’

Following the Kings 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Sunday, the Kings fourth loss in a row, team captain Dustin Brown shared the following…
On the overall game – “We have to be more desperate right now, we have to be more desperate the rest of the year. We aren’t playing with enough intensity or […]

LA Kings coach Murray and Jarret Stoll talk missed penalty

Montreal at LA, final score 2-1.
Late in the game, Jarret Stoll had his stick snapped in half from a slash by one of the Canadiens. Although Stoll was screaming for a penalty, none was called. After the game, here’s what they were saying…
Coach Murray – “That was not the game. There were a lot of […]

Kings coach Murray not a fan of Moreau slashing ‘his buddy’

LA’s coach Murray (photo: D. Sheehan)

Last hour, we posted comments from Ethan Moreau regarding the penalty he took late in the game on Wednesday vs. the Dallas Stars.
Terry Murray was still a little hot under the under collar when asked about it today, more than 36 hours later.
“He took a horseshit penalty, that’s ridiculous,” began […]

Moreau – ‘You can’t give the referee an option on that play’

Moreau, LA Kings practice (photo: D. Sheehan)

Grit, sandpaper, character…
Those are just a few of the words that were used to describe winger Ethan Moreau when he signed a free agent contract with the Kings late this past summer.
The veteran forward was thought to be somebody who could come in, be a physical presence, chip in […]

Coach Murray on Kyle Clifford – ‘It’s just the way it unfolded’

Jarret Stoll and Kyle Clifford had some weird – um, chemistry – last night.
They were both on the ice to start the game and Stoll took an interference penalty 25 seconds in, forcing Clifford to sit and watch while the Kings killed off the Nashville power play.
Coach Terry Murray put the same line out to […]

Kings-Sharks Game One: High / Low with Jim Fox

Over the last few seasons Jim Fox has stopped by MayorsManor a number of times to share his highs and lows from select games.
Like last year during the Kings round one playoff series with Vancouver, LA’s award winning commentator is back again today for some more post-season analysis.
Here’s what he had to say this morning […]

Murray – not much ‘special’ in playoff match-up w/ Sharks

When it comes to special teams in the upcoming series with San Jose, the Kings fourth-ranked penalty kill (85.5% success rate for the season) will be tested by the Sharks second-ranked power play (23.5% conversion rate for the season).
When you go the other way, both the Kings and Sharks units ranked in the bottom […]

MayorsManor Podcast – featuring Mark Hardy

When it comes to the Kings blueline, there’s Rob Blake at 805 games played, followed by Mattias Norstrom at 780.
Next on that list is Mark Hardy with 616.
He also has the second most assists, third most points and fifth most penalty minutes by a defenseman in franchise history.
His career saw him go from being drafted […]

Wild 3, Kings 2, Refs -5

A few weeks ago Kings Coach Terry Murray didn’t want to hear any noise about the schedule being part of the team’s problems when they were losing. He wasn’t concerned about the extra time off, basically saying professionals just deal with it.
Some similar thinking may be in order after the LA-Minnesota game on Saturday night […]